Share how you are thriving in the COVID-19 era

Tuesday, April 07, 2020 at 11:00 AM at 11:45 AM

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We are ALL having to live in a COVID-19 world where we are confined to our home but still need to conduct business.  Everyone's normal routine is disrupted.  It does help to know you are not alone and we are all in this together.  Sharing our stories and tips can be very helpful.  Please be generous with how you are managing your new routine in this webinar.

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When: Apr 7, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Share how you are thriving in the COVID-19 area

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April 7, 2020

Solvang Chamber

Tracy Beard, Executive Director
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Michael Kramer
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Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau
Amber Wilson
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Share how you are thriving in the COVID-19 area

Areas of our lives that have changed

How can we share our experiences to help others and ourselves?

PDF of disucssion below

What strategies do you have to manage finances?

  • Canceling insurance on vehicles that you will not be usings
  • Not shopping
  • Shop local, not online
  • Vendors are offering specials.  L&L wines is offering buy one case of wine get one for a penny
  • Cut the fat on your personal budget
  • Review your credit cards and vendors to see if you can cut or get the same service for less

Working outside the house:

  • If you are working outside the house, make sure to sanitize things we touch most off
  • Don’t touch your face and wash your hands.
  • Use disposable gloves and through them away when you get home
  • Sterilize your phone often

Working inside the house:

  • Post a sign on the front door:  WASH HANDS AFTER ENTERING
  • Sanitize the house 2 times per week.

Socializing with family and friends:

Is using video conferencing or facetime helping you to be productive and feel connected?

  • The more people in the meeting the less connected
  • Video conferencing is helping to be connected


  • Down Dog phone App for free exercise plans
  • Youtube yoga videos
  • Go on walks but not get close to other people

Mental Health - how are you coping with a change of routine?

  • Free online meditation programs. Just Google it.
  • Getting outside and exercise is good for your mental health
  • Connecting with family and friends often is helpful
  • Post something daily that you are grateful for.
  • Flip the message to yourself that “Now I have the gift of time to do things I’ve always wanted to do”
    • Projects around the house
    • Learning new languages

Have you found ways to help others?

  • Helping to deliver meals to Seniors
  • Find local volunteering opportunities.
  • A recommended practice is to call 5 people everyday, share their experience and offer your support.
  • Remember to reach out to those people in your life that are more alone now than ever

How long do you think we will be homebound and how do you plan to make this the new normal?

  • Two+ months is a good time frame before we can start returning in the direction of normal
  • Being homebound for an extended period could change if we are holding on to our old business model or moving on to new business.

How are you dealing with these issues?

  • Facemasks?
    • Having a mask on does give a sense of protection
    • We need to work as a group to help each other stay safe
    • It’s really nice to see people going the extra mile to help others
  • Constantly washing hands
  • Not touching your face
  • Meeting with people that are in high risk groups like seniors
  • Meeting with your group of friends and trying to keep physical distancing
  • Fear of going into public places, like grocery stores and pharmacies
    • Going to public places takes longer because of physical distancing, very frustrating.  Need to make fewer trips but stock up on supplies.
  • Fear of not having enough TP or other products.
    • Reach out to friends that have supply
  • Are you finding that you are drinking and eating more?
    • Making a conscious decision to eat and drink less


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